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protests rage in egypt to reports of at least four people dead and dozens injured as supporters and opponents of the president. calls for morsi to step down. the u.s. placing a key trade. after the latest leaks from n.s.a. whistleblower snowden america has been. offices. meanwhile snowden is still stranded in a moscow airport with ecuador pointing at russia to decide his fate. the n.s.a. leaker's.
broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is thomas glad to have you with us we begin our program with egypt where the latest reports indicate four protesters have been killed in clashes between opponents and supporters of president mohamed morsi the army estimates that millions have taken to the streets across the country with the opposition demanding morsi to step down offices of the muslim brotherhood freedom and justice party have been attacked across the country as well are true has the details from cairo. we're seeing violent scenes there ruckus across the country during nationwide demonstrations against president obama mostly on the first anniversary of his term in office three have died in the southern governor it's overseas i was forcibly antigovernment protests was attacked by right by shootings to come down the train protests as we've also had another
reports a bit of a death in friday's three meanwhile back in the capital we got sick clashes happening outside the missing brotherhood main head school today so apparently hundreds of people turned up at the building attacked it with money talks on rocks and there were only in fact had to intervene at throwing take acid because if it's a clear then the military for their products said a few things going they do not one to get involved in politics however if situations did become bloody they would have to step in the police back on a new way to be seen by being on the streets or they have seen a single police officer they on securing the buildings we had reports that said president obama knows he has a left the capital. for security reasons i asked these protests continue and potentially violent way through the hundreds of thousands all for exact change chanting against the president's here they came here today cool for him to resign
and this was overnight by a glossy finish to the motto through the rebel you cool to imani she gathered twenty two million signatures they say winning for the ounce of the president's resoundingly chance here of how which means leavell gets out people here waving the red cards like a football pitch a symbolism that they want the president to step down the opposition process their promise saying they don't want to have any more dialogue and that this is a make or break moment however that the president does have a base of support he she is a group of islam is parties who are backing the president including the muslim brotherhood's freedom and justice party they say the. president was democratically elected three fair elections the country chose same and therefore the only way to relieve him from the base is through the budget box they have slammed the streets campaigns like tomorrow as thugs and illegal and have said that a lot of these protests and not just me and they don't represent the voice of the country the president for his part said he would have signed up with the opposition
he pulled on protesters not to be findings we're really seeing here is to find egypt and then he was opposing the president and those who are against the president neither side is willing to back down and really the tensions are rising which is why we're seeing these episodes of violence it's very difficult to see where this is going and. political activist are committed but who spoke to us from cairo said that morsi is now paying for the numerous promises he made during the arab spring and hasn't kept. for the people the statement is regardless of the political process it's people's will that is outs and that against anyone who thinks they can hijack this revolution mercy netizens and any of his promises made even his own elections program so that people you know rooting for him. men don't find it because he's never been those promises that he came to any good and reelections this you came through revolution and he did not respect that revolution
the one thing that the other thing is that i would like to see very much if you define none fragmented opposition that can negotiate with a cutting government a smooth transition and at peace with one it's very important that the muslim brotherhood realize that. going to go anywhere and that the really need to rethink their strategies and transition smoothly and give up the powers because there's no talk about credibility and legitimacy with almost any time nation out on the streets we are asking you online in our to dot com how the situation in egypt will develop let's take a look so far this is how it's all panning out the majority view this big blue piece of the pie believe that morsi is going to continue ruling as a dictator and suppress the opposition thirty one percent in pink say that the government will collapse and it will be a political catastrophe than twenty one percent in gold think that there will be
a military coup and that will bring about some sort of stability and then a small tiny percent this little sliver in green here. they say that morsi will step down and former mubarak officials will be taking power you can have your say and catch up with live pictures from egypt's tahrir square at our two dot com. what's happened to the arab spring dream. first freely elected president any change fear poverty economic failure and violence remain egypt's attempts to escape chaos leave it's blowing even deeper. egypt a year in chaos. seems the n.s.a. spying scandal continues to grow fueled by fresh leaks from edward snowden revelations of european union offices being target of u.s. snooping have set alarm bells ringing across the block with its leaders demanding an explanation from washington now berlin continues to express its anger with the
u.s. is spying with germany's justice minister slamming washington for its cold war tactics putting a bilateral free trade pact in jeopardy there now the head of the e.u. parliament described the situation as a huge scandal pointing out the necessity of a thorough investigation moving on the belgian prime minister called for an immediate stop to n.s.a. surveillance program while luxembourg's foreign ministers said the u.s. should monitor its own spines rather than snoop on its allies his french counterpart said paris wants an answer from washington as soon as possible ortiz peter oliver has been following this story and has more for us. what's the the the documents that says that they received through edward snowden were able to see part of says is that the national security agency were well spying on the e.u. just about everywhere they could that they were tapping phones they were hacking
their computer networks at the un in washington d.c. also that they were booking premises in brussels and carrying out the same type of . phone tapping and computer hacking there is well germany him out is one of the the countries that was most espaliered on as part of this prism operation by the n.s.a. something that raised a few eyebrows and certainly posed a few questions when chancellor angela merkel met with president barack obama a little while ago now what we're also seeing is that it's the same type of thing as this came out regarding the the booking of then president dmitri made yet it so it seems that no matter who you were wherever you were you were subject to why it taps and computer hacking and having your premises bugged by the n.s.a. now one interesting part of this article says that it quotes saying that the e.u.
were a target a definite target for this type of surveillance and also says that five years ago the e.u. itself. looked into phone calls that had been made to them had traced phone calls apparently back to n.s.a. office that was based inside the nato compound in brussels so they certainly had suspected that they were under surveillance but it's a very different thing suspecting that somebody is watching you to then finding out through these type of leaked documents that they certainly were watching you and just how closely they're watching you indeed. germany is washington's main target in the u. and according to the latest reports to an even larger extent than previously believed around half a billion phone calls emails text messages and a chat transcripts are being monitored by the n.s.a. every day earlier my colleague. spoke to intelligence expert dr newdow. who said the roots of the snooping conflict are closely tied to money.
between friends between allies it's not absolutely knew we have the hello grip off into silence and what to do so if one from the european parliament that we've we'll go over. it came up oh it was to be discussed but then came september eleventh. and. from that moment on the intelligence service that we need we need to spying on allies this is just to protect you against terrorism you just mentioned terrorism but i mean these aren't these kind of france can cooperate openly on terrorism they don't have to spy for terrorist purposes exactly you're absolutely right but so this is spying for economical reasons mainly it is economical espionage as a means to to steal national secrets from companies to to destroy jobs and
to import jobs to their own countries so what the americans would like to do is to destroy jobs in countries like germany and concrete select from there to the reality of what we do with the public is just to say hello it's a chinese to spy for economical reasons it's a russian. south korea or whatever it reality of the biggest enemy is the choose the united states is the united kingdom so it's elyse it's flying against all odds. the latest leak comes on the heels of revelations about the so-called prism program washington used to collect massive amounts of data from all over the world which it says was used to foil terror plots and improve national security but as are. reports the real terrorists may be out of reach for the snooping software and there's the pose a quest for preventing terror attacks and increasing security prism only gathers data from the internet big players such as google facebook and so on but most of
those who look forward to harvest or terrorist related information can find it only on the appropriate forums which are hidden deep within the so-called under web none of these resources in that realm are actually indexed by the major search engines and in fact google how that one point admitted that it indexes a tiny fraction of just one percent of all data that's available on the web if you imagine it as an iceberg that you can understand that prism only covers the very top the very tip of the iceberg the rest of the information is actually not covered by prism according to dutch intelligence service but sensual terrorists go to these core forums which are highly encrypted and hidden deep within the web so one really needs to know what they're looking for and where to find it a case in point could be this or not have brothers they have turned to one of the war no radical sources sometimes referred to as the vanity fair of al qaida though the web sites existence is no secret for some reason u.s. security services failed to track down the brothers activity even after
a tip off from russia and thereby they failed to prevent the boston bombings so although the cia and the n.s.a. say their surveillance programs are directed at protecting people it seems like they're too busy reading innocent people's e-mails. well if you are outside the u.s. how do you know if your online data is going to be gathered and closely examined by prism you can log onto our to dot com to find out how the u.s. agency decides when to use their digital magnifying glass abroad now ecuador's president meanwhile says that snowden's fate is out of his hands and the whistleblowers next move depends on what russia does u.s. vice president joe biden urged to import or not to grant asylum to snowden but they can't do it yet anyway because he's not on ecuadorian territory moscow though insists that they will not be discussing what to do with the thirty year old anytime soon for a look back at the whistleblowers journey so far here's our. names and snowden
twenty nine years old as soon as edward snowden revealed yourself as the with a woman he set off a catch me if you can hunt by the u.s. government want to get him caught and away is he now guessing game for the media after a tip off that snowden was on board a flight from hong kong to moscow the media started speculating as to his next move edward snowden flew from hong kong to moscow say that he will be able to have on a flight the situation descended into a fog when a crowd of journalists boarded a flight from moscow to havana only to find that the whistle blower was not on board presumed to be stuck in an airport transit so we took off without it so we committed to a world class line that was essentially a waste of time the global public city have turned one of america's most wanted man into a hero for some to others exe a traitor i think he has. committed crimes in effect by violating
the agreements given the position he had. several countries have been tangled up in this case the with the veiled threats from washington and bag and forth rhetoric we've registered objections to the authorities in hong kong as well as to the chinese government through diplomatic channels and we know that such behavior is done detrimental to u.s. hong kong and us china bilateral relations. that's for the possibility of extradition we do not have any such treaty signed with the united states but for ecuador a potential asylum destination snowden things have moved beyond mere rhetoric the country's move to scrub a trade agreement with the us risking economic losses standing its ground in the face of america's pressure agadez government is also said to be divided the safe passage document dated twenty second of june obtained by weeklies will snowden from the ecuadorian embassy in london was not authorized meanwhile the mystery continues
as to snowden is the next move he's now waiting at present korea to make a decision on the asylum application without a pressure from the u.s. also in him not to granted they could go in president also said that the media attention surrounding snowden has actually diverted from the real story that of the n.s.a. surveillance documents but by snowden's own admission this was never going to be a story with a fairy tale ending you can't come forward against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and be completely free from risk to bungle day r.t. moscow. michael ratner an attorney for wiki leaks says that the u.s. spy network puts country citizens who had been snooped on already by their own governments under even greater surveillance. at the hand of the ecuador the small country of nine million people breaking its trade preferences saying this is not
the old latin america they used to have re just beat us up with a big stick we don't care about your trade preferences so it gives me more hope that ed snowden may be able to make it to ecuador i know that it's time for every country to speak up if this is not just about american citizens and all our email being looked at in all our phone calls but the us combined with the u.k. which is getting into all the fiber optics and that's really a particularly what i think germany was concerned by going after all of them and germany to its credit has spoken up of course germany had the stasi operating in east germany and i think it's very very concerned that ten percent of their population was under heavy surveillance from the stasi now it's one hundred percent and perhaps that is one of the reasons that has made germany so sensitive on this issue or not so sensitive having the sensitivity that all countries ought to have. and coming up later in the program president obama might have expected
a cordial reception as he tours the african continent but he was greeted by angry crowds as washington's failure to live deliver on its promises have led to disillusionment for many south africans. plus the ongoing instability in afghanistan casts a shadow on u.s. taleban negotiations stay with us to find out how far away the sides are from reaching a compromise. with . this month high tech means could help with the latest laser cutters on lifesaving heart rushing innovators are working hard to keep you healthy for some companies it's been a winding road from car simulators to cutting edge training systems for others it's been a lifetime of work along the mysteries of this chicken on technology of. the future
. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you. are welcome to the big picture. obama's africa the u.s. president's trip to this continent is criticized by some as too little too late indeed washington continues to be seen by many africans as a source for outside democracy promotion and the creepy militarization of the continent obama's calling card has always been a hope but is a green much hope for. and welcome back you're watching. team president obama has pledged seven billion
dollars to combat frequent power blackouts in sub-saharan africa this comes as the u.s. leader is on the second leg of his three nation tour to the african continent to boost a trade ties however obama's trip has been marred by protests in south africa riot police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades into angry crowds near johannesburg ahead of his saturday visit to the city there were more demonstrations against american foreign policy in other cities across the country as well america. american aid to africa has been cut severely while washington has built up its military presence on the continent u.s. officials say the president's tour is supposed to promote investment and strengthen africa's democratic institutions sali palea from the south african communist party takes a different view. we feel that the expression of our programs. it's
an indication for us interest on that front of clinton and we were on that. bases over there where the u.s. has court in order that you can have. all its current diplomatic relations as well as trade missions we're not this sort of little pulls through a system where the government through the usa or in trade relations what we're seeing. because this is a huge imbalance between the u.s. a. spare us is more than ten times the g.d.p. or. threats to a democratic dispensation under clinton and development that's made me sick to choose for themselves this week a british prime minister david cameron visited kabul in afghanistan and the name of the capital of neighboring pakistan this comes after
a recent policy shift towards the taliban in afghanistan. president hamid karzai said that a recent a taliban attack on the presidential palace were not present in the negotiation process from going ahead despite ongoing instability in the country caused by twelve years of war the u.s. is preparing for a troop drawdown spoke to one man who has a had a personal experience in dealing with the taliban journalist and jerry van dyke was kidnapped by the insurgent group and held captive for forty eight days while reporting in afghanistan in two thousand and eight he believes the taliban will not compromise. originally we went into afghanistan solely to destroy to dismantle to destroy if you will the taliban government and to destroy the. this war has morphed into has evolved into a war against the taliban the taliban as the military will tell you are on the ascendancy they are not losing they're willing to they're willing to continue to go
forward been announced proclaiming to the world that they are a sovereign nation by calling themselves islamic emirate of afghanistan that they will not negotiate as long as any troops are left any foreign troops are left in afghanistan so how do you say you're going to win if you're going to leave and you haven't won the war so you have two governments you know the government of afghanistan and in the eyes of the world this is a separate government of the taliban the president of afghanistan and the people do not want this fight. so you look at some other stories making headlines around the world for you this hour a precious string of a crowd of attacks across iraq has killed fifteen people including nine in a bombing at a football pitch in the capital most of the victims were boys under the age of sixteen violence also struck central iraq with shootings in four different cities iraq is in the midst of its deadliest wave of violence since the end of the country's civil conflict in two thousand and eight with fears sectarian charged bloodshed could continue to escalate more than two thousand people have been killed
by attacks and fighting in iraq since the start of april. croatia has joined the european union after a decade of negotiations and that a time of financial crisis for the block thousands of people joined celebrations across the country but some residents say they are uncertain what benefits membership will bring prices are almost the same as in france germany and italy but the coverage the average croatian income is nowhere near what people take home in those countries gracious economy needs a huge injection of funds to kick started sailing industries including agriculture shipping and construction. this week saw the first piece of russia's revamped navy to. to the seas the stern of a mistral class helicopter carrier built in russia's st petersburg shipyard is now awaiting its trip to france where the entire vessel will be fully assembled parties and ready for notional was at the milestone launch for moscow and paris.
if you think. it. was that fine round according to the deal signed two years ago this shipyard in st petersburg will play a vital role in the fabrication of vessels this section built here will soon had to france for completion before making the return journey to enter the service in russia's navy although there's no champagne available to celebrate here today because a bottle of it was just smashed on the new ship or rather on base section of a new ship it's still a big day for a big ship law on the mistral cost warships have enough capacity to carry sixteen helicopters up to forty tanks or armored vehicles and around six hundred troops and a range of around forty thousand kilometers the equivalent of a single trip around the entire globe and what's even maybe more important it is
a multipurpose vessel if. this ship is like a swiss knife it can be used both for military and civilian purposes it's a hospital it's a command point it's an assault ship and it's a headquarters it would be great for each of our four fleets to have the ship however the purchase of the two ships is not without its critics some of russia's own ship builders complain that frons put a huge order to sort of the mastic shipyards they also say the deal has more political than economic benefits it's just recently emerged that the two mistrial quasi warships will not be able to operate in russia's bison winters without special lubricants that means more expense for the navy and dependence on a foreign supply chain others argue it's a win win situation for both countries france gets an order worth over a billion euro which will keep many of its shipbuilders in business more important now than ever because of the ongoing eurozone debt crisis while russia gets
a warship that will consider. boost its military capacity and also gains access to very latest naval technology the process is expected to join russia's navy by the end of next year with another want and has to weather this one deal will lead to closer ties with paris most will simply have to wait to see which way the wind blows. not seen st petersburg. next to technology update discovers the latest innovation in russian and medical science after a short break here on art. south carolina is playing around with the idea of using sheen plates which are license plates that can display special messages the department of motor vehicles would have complete access to all these plates and be able to display text on them like
suspended uninsured amber alert or stolen you know i actually don't mind the idea of using shame as a punishment i guess it could be a real deterrent to have drunken loser written over the license plate of someone who drinks and drives in fact drug driving plates have been in place in some states for a while but the problem is that more often than not shame penalties aren't v. punishment for a crime but just a bonus one in my native ohio you can go to jail for three to thirty days and have your license suspended for one to three years for driving which is a brutal punishment in a country where everyone drives to work you see people are already punished for drunk driving and in america when you pay your debt to society i.e. you get out of jail you're supposed to have a clean slate but the bonus license plate suspension and possible punishment plates make this a triple sentence ignoring the fact that the government will be able to practically display words on your person like a brand on cattle is bad enough but multiple punishments for the same crime seems
like a bit of a she think the me. that's just my opinion. oh and welcome to technology update regardless of who you are and whether you live in moscow or anywhere else in the world we all like their one holiday wish economy grow hoping for good health to keep us in tip top shape the tech that came in i have struck out to find the latest improvements in russian medical science. showing off some of the newest gadgets in research was the russian health care week exhibition the gathering in moscow promoted everything through good health habits to advance my saving treatments for surely the biggest medical.